Security Policy for a Connected World

To maintain global trust in technology - and secure cyberspace against new and emerging threats - public policy must continue to evolve. Microsoft supports these critical efforts, focusing its research on four broad themes of concern to policymakers:

Cybersecurity policy and resilience Cloud security and assurance Digital Geneva Convention Cybercrime legislation and strategy

Cloud security and assurance

Globally, governments are moving beyond the question of whether to use cloud computing, focusing instead on how to do so more efficiently, effectively, and securely. Microsoft is committed to working with them to deepen the understanding of this fast-moving technology and to help structure frameworks that ensure its secure application.

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Microsoft publishes guide for secure and efficient integration of cloud services into government operations

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Transforming digital continuity: Enhancing IT resilience through cloud computing

How cloud computing can help maintain government services, building on the Estonian example

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Transforming government: Cloud policy framework for innovation, security, and resilience

Summary of the Whitepaper updating government security programs and policies to adapt to the cloud environment

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Filling the gaps in international law is essential to making cyberspace a safer place

A meeting with international law experts at the Munich Security Conference recently highlighted the need for greater norms development in cyberspace. By examining recent high-profile cyber incidents, a gathering of 20 experts discussed critical “gaps” in existing international law when it comes to cyberattacks. The most significant of these gaps turned out to be structural. The international community lacks a common space for finding out the facts about cyberattacks, for learning from others, for interpreting laws and for agreeing who did what to whom. Successful efforts to curb the damaging impact of cyberattacks will need to address these key elements.

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The role that regions can and should play in critical infrastructure protection

Our new report, Critical Infrastructure Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018, developed in partnership between Microsoft and the Organization of American States (OAS), demonstrates the value of regional cooperation in global efforts to increase the security of the online environment where it matters most. It acknowledges that rather than focusing on “all politics is local” or “living in a global village”, regions have a key role to play in formulating policies and delivering outcomes for cybersecurity in general, and critical infrastructure protection (CIP) in particular.

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Useful Resources

Microsoft Secure Blog
Microsoft’s point of view on security and trust.

A Cloud for Global Good
A roadmap to a trusted, responsible, and inclusive cloud.

Microsoft Security
Learn how security is built into Microsoft products and services.

Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit Newsroom
News from the front lines of the fight against cybercrime.

Microsoft in Government
Cloud services and solutions for government customers.